Ashley (she/her) originally hails from Pittsburgh, PA, but has proudly called Waterbury, VT home for over a decade, driven by her passion for snowboarding, photography, and the great outdoors. Cycling has been a lifelong love for Ashley, fueled by her curiosity about what lies beyond each corner or in the next town. It was in the endless trails and forest roads of New England that she discovered her deep affection and obsession for mountain biking and bikepacking. In 2019, Ashley took the initiative to organize and create the route for her inaugural multi-day bikepacking adventure, choosing the comfort of friends’ backyards as overnight stops. As an ambassador for Ranch Camp in Stowe, VT, she actively develops routes and coordinates group rides, both for the local community and her circle of friends seeking weekend adventures. Her biking escapades often begin right outside her doorstep, and she has successfully bikepacked across the entire state of Vermont in 2022, from Vermont to Portland, ME in the previous summer, and participated in the Super 8 bikepacking race in both 2021 and 2023. Beyond her personal pursuits, Ashley plays a vital role on the board of Vermont Bikepackers, where she manages the organization’s social media, showcasing her dedication to building a community around bikepacking. She is community-oriented and driven by a passion to introduce more individuals to the joys of bikepacking.